senior


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senior

(Higher in priority), noun chief, first, foremost, key major, most important, most significant, paramount, takes precedence, uppermost
Associated concepts: bankruptcy, seniority

senior

(Older), noun adult, advanced in years, ancient, antiquated, antique, archaic, early, elderly, older, older man, older woman, one of the older generation, original, senior citizen, superannuated, veteran, vintage
Associated concepts: elder law
See also: adult, chief, director, principal, superior

SENIOR. The elder. This addition is sometimes made to a man's name, when two persons bear the same, in order to distinguish them. In practice when nothing is mentioned, the senior is intended. 3 Miss. R. 59. See Junior.

References in classic literature ?
Then the Senior Subaltern looked at The Worm from the boots upwards, and down again, and said, "Done, Baby.
Harvey Cheyne, senior, had gone East late in June to meet a woman broken down, half mad, who dreamed day and night of her son drowning in the grey seas.
Leave the boy alone,' cried a senior constable, immensely delighted, as he squatted down to smoke his pipe in the veranda.
She had jilted them all - from Basset-Holmer the senior captain to little Mildred the junior subaltern, who could have given her four thousand a year and a title.
But somehow I hesitated and looked towards Mills, so much my senior.
That McCarthy senior met his death from McCarthy junior and that all theories to the contrary are the merest moonshine.
If he was in the hospital and yet not on the staff he could only have been a house-surgeon or a house-physician--little more than a senior student.
The senior of the two, both in age and rank, was a sturdy man with a short white beard, and frosty eyebrows fixed in a frown which suggested rather worry than severity.
Trevor senior was a widower, and my friend his only son.
I suggest that Mr Harrogate senior should now give me the two thousand pounds in his pocket.
Over their heads hung the picture of Angel's sister, the eldest of the family, sixteen years his senior, who had married a missionary and gone out to Africa.
Though she was but seven years her husband's senior, and he was only twenty-eight, she was already an old woman.